The Gustavus men’s tennis team fell to Emory University 4-1 and finished fourth at the NCAA Team Championship being held in Santa Cruz, California. It was the second close loss for the Gusties in the past two days, as Coach Steve Wilkinson’s squad fell to Middlebury 4-2 yesterday. Gustavus finishes the season with an overall record of 27-5.
The Gusties once again opened the match by winning the doubles point. Brett Morse-Karzen and Adam Morgan defeated Mark Odgers and Alex Jacobs 8-3 a the #1 position and Andy and Roy Bryan defeated Tyson Ramsay and Josh Rubens 8-2 at the #3 position.
Unfortunately, Gustavus struggled in its singles matches for the second day in a row as Emory claimed victories at the #2, #3, #4, and #5 positions to post the four point needed for the victory. Ben Lundell was leading his match at #1 and Brett Morse-Karzen was in a close battle in the third set at #6 when their matches were stopped because Emory had compiled the four points needed to secure the win.
Senior Ben Lundell and junior Adam Morgan will take part in the singles tournament, and Brett Morse-Karzen will team with Adam Morgan in the doubles tournament which begins tomorrow and runs through Monday.
1) Adam Morgan/ Brett Morse-Karzen (GA) def. Mark Odgers/ Alex Jacobs (E) 8-3
2) Ben Lundell/ Jesse Brauer (GA) led Jesse Ferlianto/ Patrick Redmond (E) 5-5 unfinished
3) Andy Bryan/ Roy Bryan (GA) def. Tyson Ramsay/ Josh Rubens (E) 8-2
1) Ben Lundell (GA) leads Mark Odgers (E) 5-7, 6-3, 3-2 unfinished
2) Alex Jacobs (E) def. Jesse Brauer (GA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
3) Yoji Masuoka (E) def. Jesse Brauer (GA) 6-4, 6-2
4) Jesse Ferlianto (E) def. Andy Bryan (GA) 6-3, 6-4
5) Patrick Redmond (E) def. Roy Bryan (GA) 7-6(4), 6-0
6) Brett Morse-Karzen (GA) leads Josh Rubens (E) 6-3, 4-6, 0-1 unfinished